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Isabel & Peter /NUS Business School_2013  BSP 2005 Asian Business Environments /Syllabus , Lecture and Tutorial Guide    

Course Outline Module Code Module Title Description BSP2005 Asian Business Environments This module builds an understanding of business environments in Asia. The first part of the course focuses on macroeconomic fundamentals, politics, culture, and institutions in Asian countries and regions. The second part of the course explores relationships between national and regional characteristics and business operations. The aspects of business may include business groups, trade and foreign direct investment.

Learning outcomes On completion of this unit, you would have acquired: 1. An overview of economic, political and cultural aspects of doing business in Asia. 2. Good knowledge of how various multinational corporations adapt and operate in Asia’s business environments 3. Knowledge and understanding of business environments in at least two Asian countries. Instructors: Isabel Sim for Weeks 1 to 7 and Peter Zeitz for Weeks 8 to 13. Course Structure and Pedagogy This unit is a combination of lectures, tutorial discussions and group project. Students are expected to be prepared for lectures and tutorials by reading the assigned chapters in the text, journal articles and cases. They are required to engage and contribute in tutorial discussions as part of the course requirement. Students are required to engage in peer-to-peer learning through their group project. Communications with the class will be through email and IVLE.


Isabel & Peter /NUS Business School_2013  BSP 2005 Asian Business Environments /Syllabus , Lecture and Tutorial Guide    

Recommended Textbooks International Business: An Asia Pacific Perspective By Andrew Delios, Paul W. Beamish, Jane W. Lu. Publisher: Pearson Education; Second edition (January 18, 2010) ISBN-10: 9810684207 • ISBN-13: 978-9810684204 Asia's Turning Point: An Introduction to Asia's Dynamic Economies at the Dawn of the New Century By Ivan Tselichtchev, Philippe Debroux Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (Asia) Pte Ltd 1st edition (April 2009) ISBN: 978-0-470-82360-6 Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty. By Acemoglu, Daron and James Robinson. 2012. Publisher Crown Publishing Readings Supplementary course materials include journal articles, articles from the Economist, Harvard Case Study materials, films and videos. These materials may be made available through IVLE. Due to copy right issues, some materials may have to be downloaded through E-Reserve and others may be given in hard copy.


Isabel & Peter /NUS Business School_2013  BSP 2005 Asian Business Environments /Syllabus , Lecture and Tutorial Guide    

Assessment Types and Breakdown (1st half semester – Isabel / 2nd half semester – Peter) Nos Component 1 Tutorial Participation Tutorial Participation 2. 3. Group Case Study Final Exam Type % Submission Date Weeks 3 to 7 (Isabel) Weeks 9 to 13 (Peter) Due after Recess Week (Isabel) Finals Week (Peter)

Individual 20% Individual 10% Group 30%

Individual 40%


Isabel & Peter /NUS Business School_2013  BSP 2005 Asian Business Environments /Syllabus , Lecture and Tutorial Guide    

Lecture Outlines Week Starting Mon, 12 Aug 2013 Mon, 19 Aug 2013 Mon, 26 Aug 2013 Mon, 2 Sep 2013 Mon, 9 Sep 2013 Mon, 16 Sep 2013 Lecturer(s) Introduction to course. Introduction to Business Environment in Asia / Business Groups in Asia Political and Cultural Environments Country Studies Country Studies Guest Lecture by SHELL Introduction to Multinational Management and Corporate Social Responsibility Isabel & Peter Isabel

Wk 1 Wk 2

Wk 3 Tute 1/IS Wk 4 Tute 2/IS Wk 5 Tute 3/IS Wk 6 Tute 4/IS

Isabel Isabel Isabel Isabel

Wk 7 Tute 5/IS

Recess Week @ Week Starting Sat, 21 Sep 2013 Mon, 30 Foreign Sep 2013 Subsidiary Management and Human Resource Policies Mon, 7 Oct Productivity, Inputs, and Economic Growth 2013 Mon, 14...
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